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Richard Merriam

July 22, 1927 — November 28, 2019


Richard (Dick) J. Merriam, age 92, of Ringle died Thursday November 28th, 2019 surrounded by family.

Richard was born on July 22nd, 1927 to the late Alva and Nina Merriam.  He married the love of his life, Lucille Merriam on September 30th, 1950.  She preceded him in eternal life November 19th, 2014.

Richard was the most hard-working man.  He owned and operated Sandy Acres farm with his beloved wife and son.  He loved to farm and took great pride in his farm, land and farmed until the age of 92.

He was very devoted to his Faith, Family and Friends. He was a proud member of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church and also New Hope Community Church.   Richard was a veteran of the Korean War, he was honored to participate in the Honor Flight on October 15th, 2015.  He also volunteered for the Ringle Fire Department in his younger years.

Richard is survived by his children; Cheryl (Bill) Trotzer, Rothschild, Terry (Carol) Merriam, Ringle.  Grandchildren; Aaron Trotzer, Rothschild, Sarah Paulson (Bryan Landwehr) Rothschild, Katie (Josh) Norton, Weston, Brooke (Steve) Turner, Weston. Great-grandchildren; Carson, Corbin, Dawson and Deakin Trotzer, Abbie, Myles and Elliott Paulson, Jaxon and Cameron Norton, Avery, Sydney and (soon to be new baby) Turner.

A funeral service will be on December 4, 2019, at 12:00 P.M. at New Hope Community Church, 229375 County Rd J, Wausau, WI 54403.  Rev. Larry TenHaken will officiate.  Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service, all at the church.  Burial will take place on later date at Forestville Cemetery.  Brainard Funeral Home – Weston Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences can be directed to the family at

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